The Little Potato Company and Leduc County representatives in Canada’s Alberta province celebrated the start of construction on a more than 200,000 sq. ft. packaging facility and head office – an investment of upwards of $25 million that will allow the local family business to expand the production of its renowned creamer potatoes.
According to a report by The Leduc Rep, Angela Santiago, CEO of The Little Potato Company said: “This is a significant step for The Little Potato Company, which my Dad and I founded together in Edmonton more than 25 years ago. With the incredible support of our community, we are honoured to continue to grow our business here and provide a fresh, nutritious food to families across North America.”
The state-of-the-art potato packaging facility in Leduc County will replace the current plant in Edmonton. It will allow the company to offer a wider variety of products and utilize the latest technology to ensure the highest quality of potatoes.
The facility will have solar panels to provide one full gigawatt of power each year and decrease water consumption by recycling and cleaning the water it uses. This was important to Frank Santiago, Director of Capital Assets, as he designed the machine plan for the new facility.
Source: The Leduc Rep. Read the full story here
Photo: From left: Dennis Haan of Eagle Builders LP, Scott Hine of The Little Potato Company, Sanford Gleddie of The Little Potato Company, Frank Santiago of the Little Potato Company, CEO Angela Santiago, Cameron Naqvi of Cameron Development Corp., and Matt Woolsley of York Reality, broke ground on the future site of the Little Potato Company’s new packaging facility in Nisku, June 28. (supplied to The Leduc Rep)